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Don’t Miss the ACSM Integrative Physiology of Exercise Conference

Scott K. Powers, Ph.D., FACSM | Jul 19, 2018
It is not too late to register and attend the 2018 ACSM Specialty Conference, “Integrative Physiology of Exercise (IPE),” to be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California on September 5-8, 2018.
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This exciting meeting will begin with a keynote lecture, "Can Exercise Physiology Help Fill the Reductionist Gap?" presented by Dr. Michael Joyner at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, with a welcome reception to follow. 

To emphasize the rapid research developments in key areas of exercise physiology, the IPE 2018 symposia program and debates will address the following major topics:
  • Cancer Prevention by Exercise: Role of Endocrine and Immune Function
  • Interactions between Mitochondrial Morphology and Turnover in Healthy and Diseased Skeletal Muscle
  • Understanding the Physiological Basis for Sex Differences in the Response to Exercise and Pathological Stimuli: A Role for Estrogen and Ovaries
  • Debate: Are Exercise Mimetics a Realistic Substitute for Exercise Training?
  • Debate: Do Genetics Really Influence Exercise Capacity or Trainability?
  • Recent Advances in Exercise and Arterial Stiffness
  • Metabolic Flexibility in Health and Disease
  • Exercise Pressor Reflex Function in Health and Disease
  • Exercise and Energy Restriction to Improve Health: The Crossroads of Energetics and Protein Turnover
  • The Role of Exosomes in Skeletal Muscle and Systemic Adaptation to Exercise
  • Men ≠ Women: Effects of Sex Hormones and Physical Activity on Vascular Function
  • Molecular Transducers of Exercise-induced Muscle Hypertrophy
  • How Exercise Promotes Brain Health in Aging
  • Is Mitochondrial Respiration a Limiting Factor of Oxidative Metabolism? An Integrated Approach to Exercise
To achieve a balanced schedule, both the symposia and debates have been organized to cover a broad array of important topics in exercise physiology. The symposia lectures will be given by internationally recognized scientists and are intended to provide a springboard for dynamic scientific exchanges. Importantly, each symposium will include aspects of how advances in basic science lead to changes in practice. 

Scientific poster sessions are scheduled on each day of the conference, and these unopposed poster presentations will comprise a key component of the conference. Indeed, the outstanding abstracts presented at this meeting will shape the exchange of information and ideas that transpire in this exciting venue. We are confident that you will thoroughly enjoy this outstanding scientific meeting in beautiful San Diego. For more information on program content, registration and the venue, please see the IPE Conference webpage.

Scott K. Powers, Ph.D., FACSM, is a UAA-endowed professor and distinguished professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He investigates effects of muscular exercise and inactivity on both cardiac and skeletal muscle. His research is focused on exercise-mediated changes in cardiac and skeletal muscle antioxidant systems and the role of these changes in protecting against ischemia-reperfusion injury. 

*Dr. Powers is chair of the 2018 Program Committee for ACSM’s Integrative Physiology of Exercise Conference. He is joined on the committee by three additional highly accomplished scientists who have contributed to the planning process: L. Bruce Gladden, Ph.D., FACSM; Karyn Hamilton, Ph.D., FACSM; and John Quindry, Ph.D., FACSM.